Wayne State University

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Established in 2007, The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) is a special initiative designed to focus the university’s problem-solving resources on an eclectic range of topics important to the campus community and beyond. FOCIS lectures and related events bring together the institution’s teaching, research and service missions to advance the frontiers of knowledge, promote informed debate and encourage responsible citizenship in an increasingly fast-paced, interconnected and complex world.


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CitizenDetroit Dinner & Dialogue (2016 primary election)
July 28 2016 at 5:30 PM
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Join CitizenDetroit for our July Dinner and Dialogue about the important 2016 primary election.  Candidates for one at-large Detroit City Council seat, and Wayne County Treasurer have been asked to introduce themselves, and address two priority issues identified in our CitizenDetroit sessions. City Council: Budget priorities, Pension debt Treasurer: Tax Foreclosure, Reinvesting in neighborhoods You will have the chance to: Learn more about the responsibilities of city council and county treasurer. Select criteria to evaluate candidates for these offices. Hear from the Michigan Truth Squad about campaign Issues. Judge for yourself which candidates reflect your values and priorities. Register today! Admission is free, but reservations are required. Join us: 5-8:30 p.m. (Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m.) Thursday, July 21 — City Council candidates Thursday, July 28 — County Treasurer candidates   Invited guests include candidates for the open Detroit City Council at-large seat, and Wayne County Treasurer.NOTE:  The board exercise will be the same on both dates.  Presentation and speakers will be specific to the candidate race identified above.  The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Barth Hall4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201Enter from Warren, limited on-site parking.   Get informed! Be engaged! VOTE August 2. Your voice is critical in this primary election!To attend, RSVP online at citizendetroit.org or call 313-577-5550. Space is limited.
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